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The Garden of Ninfa (Giardino di Ninfa), built on the ruins of the medieval town of Ninfa in the Pontine Marshes (Agro Pontino), has been classified by the New York Times as one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in the world.  Declared a Natural Monument by the Lazio Region, the garden, given the delicate environmental balance, may only be...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month and National Pasta Month. One of the most iconic dishes of the Italian-American table is baked pasta. As the weather turns cooler, this Southern Italian recipe is the crowning glory of any Sunday Supper table. The recipe is from my Mediterranean Lifestyle for Dummies book, and is a perfect example...

Since the arrival of the new millennium, Italian swimming has exploded at the world level. Throughout the last century, Italy had never achieved great results in international competitions, or at least only on a few occasions. Since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Italian swimmers have been winning relentlessly, and legendary champions such as Massi...

Telephone Tales (Favole al Telefono) is a book published in 1962 and written by Gianni Rodari (1920-1980). He was a writer, a journalist, and a teacher in an elementary school, whose main focus has always been childhood literature. As a matter of fact, “his books combine the happiness of fantastic and humorous invention with pedagogical intent”. Gi...

You can reach Gerace along State Road 111, about 10 Km. from Locri. As the town is made up of different plateaux linked by good roads, it is recommended to visit on foot in order to enjoy better its numerous architectural gems. You can begin your visit from the “Borgo Maggiore”, where the ancient town gate of the “Varvara” and the pottery master’s...

The first evidence of glassmaking activities in Venice dates back to 982 A.D., but it was in 1200 that the glassworks first became concentrated in Murano, creating refined products that were far removed from the rougher items produced by other European manufacturers. Towards the year 1000, under the Venetian Republic, known as la Serenissima, all t...

The “cool factor” surrounding startups is largely gone (finally!). We need to start looking at startups as a backbone of our economy. The first immediate question is how large is Tech Scaleup Italy? What is its actual contribution to GDP and employment? As of December 2022, Italy is home to 557 mature tech companies, able to raise $7.3B in capital...

The origins of the three different breeds of Vitellone Bianco dell'Appennino Centrale IGP (White Veal from the Central Apennines) are ancient and distinct. The Romagnola breed comes from the Caucasus region of the Ukraine and arrived in Italy with Agilulf’s Lombards in the fourth century A.D. However, it was the engineer Leopoldo Tosi, who created...

The sultry heat, sand blowing in the morning air, and the parched land of Salento, a small sub region in Apulia. The women here, bent over to work in the fields, are marked by fatigue. A tarantula bites one of their ankles, so she runs to grab a tambourine and dance without inhibition, until all the poison finally exits her body. This turns out to...

On May 14, 1864, a reward was published in a newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, for the capture of Henry, a runaway Black slave. On the same day, Pasquale Falvella posted a reward in a New York tabloid for an eleven-year-old Italian harpist named Antonio Pricolo. The boy had escaped from Falvella, who was a cruel padrone. Although Antonio’s fate is u...

This article will provide some key guidance and information regarding how to book an appointment to apply for citizenship by descent at an Italian consulate, both in the U.S. and abroad. It will also provide further information that will be helpful to you as you seek your Italian citizenship. Role of the consulate A consulate represents a state in...

Aerospace represents a sector where there is a Made in Italy that is as important as it is little known. Our country in the field of aeronautics has a long-standing and established tradition. In 1903 the first flight of the Wright brothers took place, and already on January 13, 1909, the first Italian aircraft, built by Engineer Aristide Faccioli a...